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Google buys part of HTC smartphone team for US$1.1 billion

Sep 21, 11:19

Google and HTC have announced a definitive agreement under which certain HTC employees - many of whom are already working with Google to develop Pixel smartphones - will join Google. HTC will receive US$1.1 billion in cash from Google as part of the transaction. Separately, Google will receive a non-exclusive...

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Acer increases marketing budget for gaming notebooks

Sep 20, 14:34

Acer is ramping up marketing budgets for its gaming notebook business, and will support e-sport teams in various areas to promote its brand image in the sector.

Acer is increasing resources for the gaming business

Synnex applies AI to logistics operation in China, says paper

Sep 19, 15:35

IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has applied AI (artificial intelligence) technology to operation of its logistics centers in China, Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News cited company president Evans Tu as indicating.

Asustek new strategy gives priority to profitability

Sep 19, 13:47

Asustek Computer has implemented a new business strategy to improve its profitability by focusing on high-margin orders and markets for higher product ASPs, according to some market watchers.

Digitimes Research: Top-5 notebook vendors see on-year shipment declines in August

Sep 18, 11:16

Worldwide top-5 notebook brand vendors' combined shipments grew on month, but decline on year in August. With the consumer notebook sector continuing to lack new innovations to stimulate demand, the overall notebook market may see difficulties growing further by only relying on the contribution from...

Acer 1H17 gaming LCD monitor shipments hike 103%

Sep 14, 15:59

Acer has revealed its gaming LCD monitor shipments soared 103% on year in first-half 2017 with their revenues growing 50%, mainly thanks to launches of mid-range models, according to Victor Chien, Acer's general manager of Display business.

Acer optimistic about its gaming monitor business

Apple introduces iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus

Sep 13, 16:10

Apple has introduced its new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, featuring a new glass and aluminum design in three colors, Retina HD displays and A11 Bionic chip. Both devices will be available for pre-order beginning Friday, September 15 in more than 25 countries and territories, and in stores beginning...

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

Gigabyte motherboard shipments to fall under 13 million units in 2017

Sep 13, 14:50

Gigabyte Technology is expected to see its motherboard shipments fall under 13 million units in 2017 from 16-17 million units in 2016, and could struggle to maintain the 10 million level in 2018, due largely to the dwindling desktop PC and DIY markets, particularly in China that commands almost half...

Apple unveils iPhone X

Sep 13, 14:05

Apple has announced iPhone X, its latest flagship smartphone in an all-glass design with a 5.8-inch Super Retina display, A11 Bionic chip, wireless charging and a rear camera with dual optical image stabilization. iPhone X delivers a secure new way for customers to unlock, authenticate and pay using...

iPhone X

Synnex obtains 47% stake in Vietnam ICT channel distributor

Sep 12, 14:13

Taiwan-based Synnex Technology International has announced the acquisition of a 47% stake in FPT Trading Company, the largest channel distributor of IT and communication (ICT) products in the Vietnam market.

Asustek and MSI to face strong challenge in gaming PC market in 2018

Sep 12, 14:06

The top-2 gaming PC vendor Asustek Computer and Micro-Star International (MSI) are expected to see rising competition from Dell, Haier and Razer in 2018, according to industry sources.

Dell, Razer and Haier to heat up competition in the gaming device market

MSI revenues drop in August

Sep 11, 16:15

Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$9.191 billion (US$306.26 million) for August 2017, representing a 1.95% drop on month and 10.1% drop on year.

Acer reports increased revenues for August

Sep 11, 16:07

Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$20.056 billion (US$668.31 million) for August 2017, representing a 10.41% increase on month and 5.71% increase on year.

Asustek sees on-year decline in August revenues

Sep 11, 16:03

Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$37.8 billion (US$1.29 billion) for August, up 19.8% on month, but down 5.14% on year. The company's combined consolidate revenues for the first eight months of 2017 were NT$274.91, down 7.06% on year.

Asustek ZenFone 4 became available in late August

Notebook ODMs see growths in August revenues

Sep 11, 15:54

Taiwan-based notebook ODMs have reported their shipments and financial performances for August with Quanta Computer seeing consolidated revenues rising 25.1% on year and 6.1% on month to reach NT$91.24 billion (US$3.1 billion).

Notebook ODMs see growing performances in August

ECS revenues increase in August

Sep 8, 16:25

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.212 billion (US$107.13 million) for August 2017, representing a 29.25% increase on month and 4.25% increase on year.

Gigabyte revenues up 10% on year in August

Sep 8, 16:09

Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.505 billion (US$183.61million) for August 2017, representing a 5.93% drop on month and 10.05% increase on year.

Synnex August revenues hit record

Sep 6, 19:26

IT and consumer electronics distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$34.759 billion (US$1.15 billion) for August, a company record with growths of 21.11% sequentially and 15.32% on year.

MSI unveils new 17-inch gaming notebook with top-end specifications

Sep 5, 15:56

Micro-Star International (MSI) has introduced its GT75VR gaming notebook, featuring a 17-inch display, Intel's top-end CPU and Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080/1070 SLI/1070 graphics card.

MSI GT75VR gaming notebook

Acer seeking niche consumer groups in gaming market

Sep 5, 14:22

Acer's president of IT products business Jerry Kao, commenting on the gaming product business, has pointed out that the competition in the market is extremely fierce and it will be crucial to differentiate from competitors and attract demand from consumer groups originally not in the gaming market.

Acer gaming device

IFA 2017: LG launches V30 flagship smartphone

Sep 4, 16:03

LG Electronics has unveiled its LG V30, the latest iteration of the company's V series flagship smartphones, at IFA 2017. The V30 features F1.6 aperture camera lens, a glass Crystal Clear lens, an OLED FullVision display, Cine Video mode for producing movie-quality videos, advanced Hi-Fi Quad DAC,...

LG V30

Basic trackers take back seat as smartwatches accelerate in 2Q17, says IDC

Sep 1, 15:13

The worldwide wearable market was once again graced with positive growth as shipments grew 10.3% on year, reaching 26.3 million during the second quarter of 2017, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker. The quarter also marked a turning point in the market as basic wearables...

Jazz Hipster unveils smart speaker with IoT support

Sep 1, 15:04

Taiwan-based speaker vendor Jazz Hipster has launched its latest smart speaker in Taiwan with support of Internet of Things (IoT) functionality.

Jazz Hipster's new smart speaker

IFA 2017: Samsung highlights connectivity

Sep 1, 12:22

Samsung is showcasing its latest consumer products and technology IFA 2017 in Berlin, highlighting its focus on connectivity of its products.

Samsung at IFA 2017

Acer pushing multi-brand business model, says chairman

Sep 1, 10:29

Acer has been pushing for business transformation and is looking to expand into emerging markets including those for gaming PC, virtual reality (VR) and artificial intelligence (AI), hoping to become a company with a multi-brand business model like P&G, according to Acer chairman Jason Chen.

Jason Chen, Acer chairman

Acer to supply VR equipment for Dubai theme park

Sep 1, 10:20

Acer has recently formed a partnership with a virtual reality (VR) theme park in Dubai, the UAE with the construction to be completed by the end of 2017 or in early 2018, according to company chairman Jason Chen.

IFA 2017: Asustek pushing new gaming notebooks and devices

Aug 31, 16:06

Asustek Computer at its pre-show conference before IFA 2017 unveiled its new gaming products under its Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand.

Asustek new gaming notebook for IFA 2017 is equipped with latest hardware

Acer sees strong growth for gaming products in 1H17

Aug 31, 15:19

Acer has disclosed its sales for gaming products, including notebooks, desktops and monitors, hiked 61%, 51% and 103% respectively on year in first-half 2017.

Acer unveils latest gaming innovations at IFA 2017

IFA 2017: Asustek unveils Windows MR headset, new Zenbook products

Aug 31, 12:28

Asustek Computer has unveiled its Asus Windows MR (mixed reality) headset at The Edge of Beyond press event held in Berlin prior to the official opening of IFA 2017.

Asustek vice president Eric Chen (center) presents new products

IFA 2017: Acer to showcase panoramic cameras

Aug 31, 10:45

Acer will showcase an array of new products, including two panoramic cameras supporting LTE connectivity, at IFA 2017 in Berlin during September 1-6, according to the vendor.

Acer Holo360 panoramic camera

Asustek reports progress in business reorganization

Aug 29, 10:48

Asustek Computer has provided updates on its business reorganization, revealing the management team has already been formed and the company has already achieved some results in the planning of business strategy, product lineup and execution efficiency.

Asustek is reorganizing its businesses trying to regain growth momentum

China market: DPVR unseats HTC as VR headset leader in 2Q17, says Canalys

Aug 28, 15:39

China-based DPVR (previously known as Deepoon) overtook HTC as the top VR headset vendor in China in the second quarter of 2017 with shipments totaling 18,000 units, up 30% sequentially, according to Canalys.

Global tech heavyweights actively vying for smart home market pie

Aug 28, 14:36

The market for smart home applications, particularly smart audio products, is emerging as a new major battlefield among global high-tech giants, as Amazon, Apple, Google and Xiaomi have tapped into the market with diverse smart speakers and Samsung is also gearing up for rolling out its own smart audio...

HTC declines to comment on spin-off or sell-off speculations

Aug 25, 15:16

HTC has declined to comment on recent market speculations indicating that the company is currently conducting a strategic assessment on its future, including options to spin off its VR (virtual reality) business or a complete sell-off of the company.

Worldwide wearable device sales to grow 17% in 2017, says Gartner

Aug 25, 14:48

Gartner forecasts that 310.4 million wearable devices will be sold worldwide in 2017, an increase of 16.7% from 2016. Sales of wearable devices will generate revenues of US$30.5 billion in 2017. Of that, US$9.3 billion will be from smartwatches.

Dell to cross into mid-range gaming segment in 2018

Aug 25, 11:05

Dell is reportedly planning to release new Light Gaming series products under its Alienware gaming brand in 2018 to expand its market reach to the mid-range sector, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Alienware reportedly will release a lower-priced product line

Another reform implementation drops India PC market to all-time low in 2Q17, says IDC

Aug 23, 15:12

The overall India traditional PC shipments for the second quarter 2017 stood at 1.75 million units, which is an 18.9% decline on quarter and an 18% drop over the same period last year, according to IDC.

Asustek, Acer to roll out notebooks using Intel new CPUs starting September

Aug 23, 12:59

Leading notebook vendors, such as Taiwan's Asustek Computer and Acer, and many other international brands, will roll out their new 2-in-1 and ultra-thin notebook models utilizing Intel's eighth-generation mobile CPUs starting September, to grab a larger market pie in the coming peak season, according...

Intel debuts 8th-generation Core CPUs

Aug 22, 14:15

Intel announced its eight-generation processors with the first U series designed for 2-in-1 and ultra-thin notebooks on August 21. Intel will launch models for desktops in fall.

Intel debuts new Coffee Lake processors

Compal reportedly to sell stake in China JV soon

Aug 22, 11:26

Compal Electronics has started to relocate its executives at LCFC (Hefei) Electronics Technology - the notebook manufacturing joint venture between the ODM and Lenovo - back to the headquarters in Taiwan amid rumors that it is ready to sell its entire stake in the JV to the China-based vendor, according...

Mitac to invest in India-based IT manufacturer

Aug 22, 11:08

Mitac Holding has announced a plan to invest in India-based Infopower Technologies and will become a major shareholder of the firm. Infopower is a manufacturer of printed circuit board (PCB) and an electronics product assembly service provider.

Mitac

Digitimes Research: Top-5 notebook brand and top-3 ODMs see shipments slide on month in July

Aug 21, 14:58

With inventory preparation for back-to-school demand reaching an end in June, first-tier notebook vendors' shipments slowed down in July with the top-5 brands' combined shipments dropping 31% on month and top-3 ODMs' combined volumes down 22%.

First-tier notebook vendors' shipments slowed down in July

Lenovo reports net loss of US$72 million for April-June 2017

Aug 18, 15:26

Lenovo has reported net loss of US$72 million for the fiscal first quarter ended June 30, 2017, during which the companmy recorded quarterly revenues of US$10 billion, flat on year, but an increase on quarter of 4.5%.

Taiwan ICT vendors have to offer turnkey solutions in Indonesia market: Q&A with TAITRA representative

Aug 18, 14:50

Taiwan has adopted a New Southbound Policy eyeing trade opportunities from ASEAN and South Asia economies. The government-sponsored Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) plays an important role in implementing this policy.

Danny Liao (right), director for TAITRA's Taiwan Trade Center, Jakarta

Taiwan market: Acer sponsors smarwatches for Universiade Taipei

Aug 18, 14:20

Acer has sponsored 13,000 units of its limited-edition Leap Ware smartwatches for the Summer Universiade 2017 sporting event, hosted in Taipei, Taiwan from August 19-30.

Taiwan market: Acer subsidiary to sell tablets for the elderly

Aug 18, 10:34

Acer's subsidiary Grandpad, which focuses on designing tablets for elderly users, has chosen Taiwan as the second market for its products.

Apple Watch shipments expected to reach 15 million in 2017

Aug 18, 10:29

With Apple ready to launch its third-generation Apple Watch, Apple's overall smartwatch shipments are expected to rise to 4.5 million units in the fourth quarter and hit 15 million for the whole year 2017, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Apple Watch

Apple Watch 3 launch likely at year-end 2017, says report

Aug 17, 13:56

Apple is likely to launch its Apple Watch Series 3 devices by the end of 2017. The new Apple Watch will come in 38mm and 42mm sizes with Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi+LTE connectivity, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

China market: Clevo pushing retail stores

Aug 16, 14:54

In addition to pushing the transformation for its Buynow IT malls to become shopping plazas, Clevo has also been establishing JSpot retail stores in the Buynow shopping plazas to sell its own-brand products in China.

Taiwan market: Garmin launches smart bands

Aug 16, 11:36

Garmin has partnered with pharmaceuticals distributor Chunghwa Yuming Healthcare for launching vivo series smart wrist bands, mainly vivosmart 3, vivofit jr and vivosmart HR, in the Taiwan market.

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